This morning I have read of someone who might be the real hero of the story, not of the past couple weeks, but for more than two decades. Patricia Kirtley is Williams' ex wife. She raised their four daughters, as well as a son Williams had with another woman. Patricia is partially blind. Patricia's story (link)
|Patrcia Kirtley (pic source)|
"My children are survivors," Kirtley told the New York Daily News. "They know if we get a little bit that God provides, we make it into a lot." Now 58, Patricia recall going on welfare to support her children with Ted. Two of her sisters and a cousin also took in children that Ted and his drug-bound girlfriend abandoned. "We prayed for him," Ted's 30-year-old daughter Julia Pullien said about the father who left when she was just 7 years old.
"As I see how my personal situation lines up with the Ted Williams and Patricia Kirtley story I have become more determined to look more closely this year at how I rub off on my wife and family and how can I address my own weaknesses to make them stronger."